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Topic: new HotTop settings (3 msgs / 64 lines)
1) From: Jeffrey Pawlan
I too received my new HotTop and am delighted. I found that it is much faster
than some of the others have reported. Perhaps it is because I do not load it
with 300g of beans.  Frist I ran it on setting #4 empty to get the metal hot and
somewhat seasoned. Then I ran two loads of Ughhh beans through it, each 250g to
give the drum and insides a slight coat of coffee oil. I did those at
setting #2 and they came out quite dark. Then I roasted 200g of Sumatra decaf at
setting #1 and had to hit the Eject button at 14min because it was getting too
dark and oil appeared on the surface of some of the beans. So maybe the
temperature setting of the thermostat in the HotTops are not consistent.   When
I have time, I will place thermocouple sensors in it and log the actual profile.
Then later disconnect the internal control board and replace it with a
soak/ramp PID.
Regards,
Jeffrey Pawlan

2) From: Bob Yellin
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faster
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load it
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 hot and
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250g to
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decaf at
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getting too
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   When
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profile.
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Hi Jeffrey,
Congratulations on your new roaster! My Hottop also seemed to roast at
hotter temperatures when I first got it. But over time the same settings,
that at first yielded hotter temperatures, appear to give slightly
diminished temperatures over time. I have seen this reported in other =
posts
as well. Perhaps the heating element becomes "seasoned" after a while and
settles into providing a consistent but slightly lower output.
Remember to keep the heat sensor at the rear of the drum housing =
relatively
clean because this will affect the operation of the roaster.
Bob Yellin

3) From: Michael Guterman
Jeffrey Pawlan wrote:
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I will be very interested to see how you do that.  Please keep us informed.
Michael
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